Commercial Bank of Dubai and Etisalat unveil Co-branded CBD Smiles Credit Card
Commercial Bank of Dubai, one of the leading banks in the UAE and Etisalat, the largest telecommunications provider in the region, today announced the unveiling of their new co-branded CBD Smiles Credit Card after signing a strategic partnership in April. The new card will be available in two variants - Visa Platinum and Visa Signature and will be UAE’s pre-eminent ‘Lifestyle’ credit card offering cardholders the fastest way to earn points on the award-winning Smiles platform.
CBD Smiles Credit Cards are packed with value-added benefits and offers. Customers applying for the CBD Smiles Signature Card will earn up to 50,000 points as welcome bonus, and up to 15,000 points as quarterly bonus, plus up to 16% back as points on all their spends through the card made on the Smiles app. In addition, customers will also get complimentary lounge access at over 1000 airports globally, free valet parking, cinema discounts, insurance benefits, 0% Balance Transfers and Easy Payment Plans on their purchases.
Smiles points can also be redeemed seamlessly via the Smiles mobile app for a wide range of discounts, deals and experiences across categories such as shopping, entertainment, travel, dining, wellness and bill payments at over 300+ partners. The Smiles app, previously available only for Etisalat customers, is now accessible to all UAE residents and visitors with any mobile number.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bernd van Linder, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of Dubai said: “As a leading bank in the UAE, we are constantly working to reward our customers and enrich their lifestyle by provide them with exclusive privileges befitting a premium banking experience. The launch of CBD Smiles Credit Card is an effective and innovative way of rewarding our customers as it’s allied to one of the most powerful loyalty programs in the country, Smiles. We are confident that our partnership with Etisalat will help us to enhance our offerings to our customers and add significant value to them.”
Khaled El Khouly, Chief Consumer Officer, Etisalat said: “Today’s partnership with Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) is significant as it gives our customers the flexibility to easily enjoy benefits of this co-branded credit card as well as earn Smiles on their credit card spends. This is part of Etisalat efforts to bring in the best value to all UAE consumers by developing new partnerships that give them wider options to enjoy our innovative services and solutions. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with CBD to continue providing the best-in-class telco and financial benefits from both companies’ products.”
Shahebaz Khan, Visa’s General Manager for the UAE, said: “We are delighted to work with our merchant and issuer partners to bring unique products that unlock a range of benefits and offer enhanced lifestyle options for UAE residents. As a global technology payments company, we want to ultimately enrich the customer experience of our cardholders delivering them tangible value in the form of secure, frictionless and rewarding payments transactions.”